Perhaps the most bizarre, kitschy cryptozoological hypothesis I’ve ever seen. Which is saying something. I mean, I suppose owls can really “transform” and camouflage with trees… but this owl appears to be tree-sized. In West Virginia. And has never been seen by one of the United States’ millions of birders. This is from Mark A. Hall’s abandoned website, which I think melted my brain a little.
First up is “Monodon Narhval" — a Narwhal — which is… colored correctly! It’s also a huge tadpole-like creature with what appears to be a lateral line, spiracle above its eyes, and one mysterious ventral fin.
Next is “Balaena roſtrata" — a Northern Bottlenose Whale. I guess the shape of the beak is roughly correct. For some reason the dorsal fin appears to be backwards and a few streaks of white have been applied at random. And what’s going on with that fully-body cellulite?
Finally is “Delphinus Orca"… apparently an Orca. The shape looks suspiciously similar to a Rondelet illustration from two centuries before, although the coloration looks a bit modern-ish. There also appears to be an anal fin and second dorsal fin.